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Yahoo: PS3 Sales Rising, 360 Dropping

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion when it comes to the console war, but when it comes to sales, numbers are numbers. It'd be difficult to assemble any and all relevant statistics, but it helps when someone succinctly sums up the situation.

According to Yahoo! Tech's Christopher Null, it's very simple: PS3 sales are headed up, Xbox 360 sales are falling off, and Wii...well, that thing just keeps selling as if it came with a free $100 gas card (ooooh, what a good idea!). Null did admit that everything isn't entirely perfect in the world of video game hardware, but there's a reason for that (it's pricey, and systems are quite expensive). Anyway, here's the quote in question:

"Front and center is a sour economy and an industry that still expects consumers to pay a minimum of $400 for a PlayStation 3. But PS3 sales are rising (and will continue to do so as prices fall). Xbox 360 sales are headed down. And of course, the Wii is a success story that no one can contest. The future of this generation of consoles is in flux, but there still seems to be plenty of activity in an industry thats now worth some $10 billion." (Source- Game Rush)

Actually, we think it topped $11 billion in 2007, but that's not the point. It seems that there is a distinct path for each of the three consoles right now, even though the Wii is more like a straight line. The PS3 really is making up ground, folks; let's hope they can keep it up. Competition begets quality!

6/21/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

shaydey77
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 4:50:54 PM
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Is it any real surprise??anyone that wanted a 360 has one..anyone else that wanted a console would have saved like me for a ps3..which i can get next week!!yay!!

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Qubex
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 10:37:56 PM

It would have never been a surprise to me! I always knew, the first time I saw the PS3, it was just a matter of time... most of us knew. Hopefully will AAA dedicated developers out there we will see more to come from the hardware and more sales to boot...

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Deleted User
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 6:24:57 PM
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People finally found the best way to fix the Red Rings of Death...buy a Playstation 3 made by SMART Japanese people and not United Statesion. Hey, I'm a patriot but Japan has some brains. Well not as many as people think since they did invent the lamest thing in the word...anime/manga.

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Dan
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 8:05:05 PM

hey! anime/manga aren't lame!! :P
But good point though some of the best technological products/inventions are Japanese.

But still anime/manga are not lame. :D

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Minishmaru
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 9:46:32 AM

lamest thing? lol maybe some of them are...but its not their fault for creating pokemon and having americans hop on it like they are also each attached with $100 gas cards ;-P

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BlinkBoy
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 7:04:33 PM
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$400 for PS3 is pretty cheap, I remember to pay over $900 for mine when it released here in Europe.

But nice to see Sony is on the upswing now.

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LCF
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 7:30:18 PM
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It's not the U.S matrixkurt,it's microsoft! it is it's own country lol.Where monopoly is it's motto,money is it's god.Everything else is baggage.360 only has xboxlive to keep it going,but soon that will be a tired old horse when home kicks off.2 years from now Microsoft will come out with another system...they will have no choice.

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Deleted User
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 7:45:00 PM

Yeah it's a country on the continent of EA Land.

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Mystearica
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 11:26:43 PM
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I HOPE third parties are seeing this trend also!!!

@Dan I agree - Manga/Anime is NOT lame *former Otaku... no time right now to watch any Anime :( Seriously wouldn't mind though*

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Fabi
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 12:26:45 AM
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@Ben - Any idea how the PS3 can possible catch up to the 360? Without MS dumping it and making another console? 6 million is a lot, especially when your system is more expensive, and isn't that much better than your competition.

I really wish I could get an answer from Sony on how they think they're going to accomplish this.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 1:03:11 AM
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imho fabi, they can and will catch up as long as the great games keeps on coming in a timely order. Not just sequels, but new and original IPs that will lead into sequels.

ps3 is the more powerful system, it just needs to keep those games cranking out by developers who know how to take advantage of the extra power given to them

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Fabi
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 10:58:52 AM
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I dunno aaron, the 360 has some great games coming out as well. As great as Resistance 2 is going to be, I really doubt it will move more units than Gears.

Home has to be a huge success, LBP has to be the next Mario, GOW3 has to come out soon - and be mind blowing - and FF13 has to be FF13. But even then, how hard is it going to be to sell 6 million more units than the 360? I really don't see it.

And yeah, it's more powerful, but from what I've been reading online, Sony made the PS3 sound a lot more advanced than it really is - compared to the 360.

Of course, it's online, and while I don't know how accurate the comparisons are (I don't know much about specs) I've read it from a couple of sources. They pretty much say it's like comparing the top two graphics card for PC (I forgot what their names are) there isn't much difference.

And I think it shows, have you guys seen the GoW 2 screes on EGM? They look amazing.

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Tatsujin
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 6:02:22 PM

Really, this year, there is no way that the X360's line-up could beat the PS3's line-up... X360 does not have that many great exclusives coming out this year, the PS3 does...

And BTW, It is more advanced than the X360 in my opinion... When you put them next to each other, feature for feature I think youll find the PS3 has more features and has very little limitations, yes it still has limitation, but... The X360 has a few limitations as well, but they are much bigger than PS3's limitations, the biggest one I would think is that last-gen DVD... 9 Gigs isn't enough these days, and nor will it be the upcoming years... Time to move on Microsoft.

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Deleted User
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 12:52:11 PM
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The ps3 will never match the fanbase or total sales of xbox 360. Go look up some polls

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Tatsujin
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 6:08:45 PM

Polls? Theyre are polls left and right, one favoring Xbox and one Favoring Playstation, you can't drag polls into something like this... And who said the total sales of PS3 wont reach those of X360? Your other 360 Fanboy Friends? I think... you should AKS SOMBODA, no really you should, you have no backbone for what you just said... fu***** loser -_-

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vampko
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 8:27:20 PM

really? cause i seem to know a lot of people who are switching over.._. Anyways, they're both good systems, the developers are what matters. I mean, if the Xbox 360 devs are willing to use multiple discs why not have an RPG spanning three blu-rays? Who cares about the whole fear of multi discs. I'd rather have more game, than letting some menial(sp?) space limitations hold my game back.

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Tatsujin
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @ 9:09:26 PM

The whole fear of multiple discs is that its becoming impossible... Think about it, take Oblivion... If they where to turn a game such as that into three or even two discs it would be impossble, what is it, load the other disc when your on one side of the map? Games such as FF is easy to do because you do not have such an open world... but games such as GTA IV and TES: Oblivion are very difficult to work out through 2 or 3 discs.

And Hence: That's where blu-ray discs come into play.

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Deleted User
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 12:34:47 AM
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oh really? ff doesnt have open worlds? what a dumb*ss! go read a book and learn something dumb*ss!!!

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LCF
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 4:32:13 AM
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the 360 demographic mainly consist of 12-21 yr olds.You know parents bought them the 360 cuz it's cheap.Microsoft made it cheap it will die cheap like how microsoft did it to the orginal xbox.360 is going on it's 7th design change cuz of failure rate come Aug.In 3 yrs time microsoft will be forced to come out with a new system while WII and PS3 will dominate.Like I said before 360 only has xboxlive to keep it afloat,that wont last long.And Gears2? well it's not going to spike 360 sales only the ppl that play gears will end up buying the sequel.It will be alot of sales but it's nowhere near a system pusher.
Current Gen power list.
1.PS3(wont see max output till 5-6th gen games)
2.PC.(upper end $3-5k price)
3.Xbox360(in 07 PC out perform 360)
4.WII (WII is just an odd child lol.But good for Nintendo,I was worried about the company after the gamecube)

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Deleted User
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 5:00:02 PM
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Gears 2 won't sale systems? OMG ANOTHER DUMB*SS!!!

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LCF
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 5:23:02 PM
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@tmacman, go back to your xbox forum with the other fan boy kiddies there.Facts are facts here.No need to get so pissy over a dead system and you can keep giving your (or your parents money) to microsoft,hell they need your money (or parents) to keep buying exclusives and all the repair bills lol.

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Deleted User
Monday, June 23, 2008 @ 9:26:46 PM
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u are so stupid. i own a ps3 idiot.u saying gears 2 wont sale systems is like saying mgs4 didnt. u are so stupid u dumb f*ck. go read a book. u probably only have a gameboy hahaha quit acting like u got a next-gen console poor boy hahaha

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